Kumasi, Feb. 29, GNA
– The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asokore-Mampong, Mr. Nuhu Hamadan,
has called for all key stakeholders to combine their efforts to raise the
standard of the nation’s education.
He said everybody must accept to effectively play their expected part to enhance academic performance of schools.
He was addressing a meeting held to discuss ways to improve teaching and learning at the KNUST Senior High School (SHS) in Kumasi.
It was attended by parents, government officials, teachers and past students.
Mr. Hamadan pointed out that the primary aim of education was to help change the individual’s life and transform that of others.
It was therefore important that as government worked hard to build the structures to provide access, this was supported and complemented by all stakeholders.
He advised parents to take keen interest in the education of their children and reminded students to also take responsibility by working hard on their books.
Mr. Fritz Baffour, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South, who is an old student, said he was impressed with the strong progress it was making.
He rallied all to continue to work hard and with passion to sustain the school on the path of growth.
Mrs. Joyce Owusu-Ansah, the Headmistress, said the school which was established in 1961 with 60 students, now has a population in excess of 2,000.
She said although there had been tremendous infrastructure development at its new site they still needed other vital facilities – computer laboratory and science equipment to improve teaching and learning.
She again called for installation of an overhead tank to tackle irregular water flow to the school, additional teachers’ bungalows and washrooms as well as the completion of on-going classrooms to enhance teaching and learning
She told the meeting that construction work on a 2,500 capacity assembly hall, had begun.
A number of personalities who had helped in diverse ways to develop the school were honoured and they included Dr. Robert Patrick Baffour, first Vice Chancellor of the KNUST, who initiated the establishment of the school.
Others were Agyewodin Professor Adugyamfi Ampem, Paramount chief of Acherensua Traditional Area and former Chairman of Board of Directors of the school, Prof John Sefa Ayim and Prof Kwasi Akwansah Andam, both former V.Cs of KNUST and Prof Amstrong Donkor, a former Chairman of Board of Governors of the school.
The rest were Mr. Albert Tamakloe, pioneer Headmaster of the school, Mr. Kwasi Yeboah Abebrese, Mr. James A. Boamah and Mr. Kwasi Amoako, all formers heads of the school, the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and the old boys association.
They were presented with plaques.